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 Posted: Wed Oct 14th, 2009 10:57 pm
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I have a Maytag combo model number lsg7806aae.

This morning it ran a bit and then turned off prior to completing the load (the timer on the dryer was not complete as well). I then started it again and it ran for 15 mins and then stopped. I pressed the start button again and found that it wouldn't turn on at all (no sound), then came back to it after 10 mins and pressed the start button again... and now there is a hum, but no spin.

1) Is this a motor problem? I think that I can install a new motor provided the info on this site (thanks very much for that).

2) While I have the thing apart, should I change the belt as well? Any other preventative measures I should take? Blower Wheel? Any rollers?

3) I do not have a repair manual for the lsg7806aae, but can request one on the forum if this is needed. Is there a way to search a specific forum ... I just searched for "lsg7806aae" in the google site search and could not find where nayone had requested a repair manual previously for this model.

Thanks in advance!

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Update:

I opened up the unit to take a look. Apparently lint from the dryer has been blowing into the cavity of the dryer unit for some time. Where the duct meets the opening from the dryer was not connected completely.

I vacuumed inside the unit and removed A LOT of lint. I imagine that this is the cause of the motor burn out.

While I had the unit opened I plugged it in. I heard the familiar "hum" and then manually moved the dryer drum to see if I could help it along. It started to move on its own at that point... but only for about 3 seconds until the dryer shut itself off.

So that's where I stand. A dryer (now vacuumed out) with a possible bad motor. Any experts on the site who can confirm/ suggest alternatives prior to me ordering the part would be appreciated.

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sounds to me like it needs a new motor



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dekostop wrote:
sounds to me like it needs a new motor


Me, too. Can verify by using your light stick to see if the motor is still getting voltage when it ain't running but should be.



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Ordered the new motor and it should be here on Monday. I'll post when I replace it and let the forum know the results. Thanks.

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So I received the new motor and took apart the dryer by:
1. removing the front of the dryer
2. removing the tin covering for the blower wheel
3. removing the blower wheel itself
4. removing the drum
5. replacing the motor with the new one

... and I now realize that there is a cylinder that is held onto the drive shaft of the motor that spins the belt for the drum. This is held on my an allen screw. I have an allen wrench and have tried to loosen this screw (applied liquid wrench as well) but it WILL NOT BUDGE. any suggestions? I think that this tiny screw is all that stands between me and putting this darn this back together.


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longer allen wrench .. ? ?

hair-dryer ... ? ?

 



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That sucker won't MOVE!? I'm just going to the Maytag store to get another. What a pain in my grasshopper rear (Thorax?). Will post an update later today.... this project WILL get done!!!

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is the allen wrench bending or broken, yet ?



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It wasn't bending, but I didn't want to push it. I figured I'd just circumvent the entire situation and go get the part. I swear I don't know what it would take to get that thing undone. The guy at the Maytag parts store said that it would take a blowtorch to warm it up...

Odd, because it's not like that environment would introduce THAT much condensation to rust the allen screw into the pulley (I wouldn't think). Any evaporation from the washer should be easily avoided by running the dryer/ heat off of the motor... provided clothes were dried directly after they were washed most of the time.

Well, either way I'll begin to piece the unit back together in a few hours. I imagine the hardest part will be to find where the spring on the front pulley goes to.. that and putting the belt back onto the drum.

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Ok. Fixed it and everything works. What a project. I see that I missed one piece when putting the blower wheel back on: the washer that helps keep the wheel from spinning off of the drive shaft. There is a clamp that keeps the blower wheel onto the shaft also- so I am hoping that the tension is enough to get a few loads of dry clothes in prior to fixing it when I can find more time.

This site is awesome. Thanks for the help!

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